2,878 motorists flagged down in final dry run of expanded number coding scheme
MANILA, Philippines — A total of 2,878 motorists were flagged down during the last day of the expanded number coding scheme’s dry run in Metro Manila, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said.
“Sa ilalim ng expanded number coding scheme, bawal bumiyahe ang mga sasakyan sa EDSA at mga pangunahing lansangan ng Metro Manila, batay sa huling digit ng license plates sa nasabing coding hours,” explained the MMDA in an advisory.
(Under the expanded number coding scheme, vehicles are prohibited from traveling on EDSA and the main streets of Metro Manila, based on the last digit of the license plates during the said coding hours.)
In total, the MMDA hailed 7,405 motorists during the three-day dry run which started on August 15. Specifically, it said 1,588 motorists were flagged down during the first day of the dry run and another 2,939 on the second day of the trial.
The MMDA said it would officially implement the extended number coding scheme on Thursday, August 18, and issue traffic tickets.
“Bukas, mahigpit na itong ipatutupad at sisimulan na ang panghuhuli. Makatatanggap ng citation ticket ang mga motoristang lalabag at summon naman kung sa pamamagitan ng No Contact Apprehension Policy mahuhuli. P300 ang multa sa paglabag,” it said.
(Tomorrow, enforcement and apprehension begin. No Contact Apprehension Policy violators receive a citation and summons. Infractions cost P300.)
The expanded number coding scheme is from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday, except on holidays.
Vehicles with license plates ending in 1 and 2 are barred along Edsa and other main roads in Metro Manila during the coding hours every Monday; 3 and 4 every Tuesday; 5 and 6 every Wednesday; 7 and 8 every Thursday; and 9 and 10 every Friday.
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